Rathjen Cellars

This Saanich Peninsula winery is writing a new chapter in the story of Island winemakers. Mike Rathjen came to winemaking with a background in climate and a passion for high-quality farm-based artisanal low intervention wines. With the aim to bring local under-used farmlands and vineyards back into healthy production, the wines marry island fruit with Old World traditions to create “bright, crisp, fresh, lighter bodied wines” from 100% Vancouver Island fruit. Keep your eye on these wines—we are!